Matthew Ponthier, Author at Goomba Stomp
April 17, 2018
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Finding the Path to Divinity in ‘Rend’: PAX East Showcase

The new survival game, Rend, from ex-World of Warcraft developers is shaping up to be a refreshing entry to the genre for veterans and newcomers alike.
April 10, 2018
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Averting the Apocalypse In Style With ‘Omensight’: PAX East Impressions

Omensight promises to deliver a combination of detective sleuthing and fast-paced action combat and while the former remains yet to be seen, the latter proves to be plenty strong already.
April 7, 2018

Molding the Ideal World With ‘Semblance’: PAX East Impressions

Semblance shows an immense amount of promise as a puzzle-platformer that forces you to think in creative, and sometimes unconventional, ways.
March 30, 2018
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The Wonderful Journey To ‘A Place Further Than the Universe’

The anime medium is well known for its multitude of instantly gratifying series, so it's a rare treat when a show like 'A Place Further Than the Universe' intentionally delays that gratification.
March 8, 2018
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Why ‘Doki Doki Literature Club’ Has to Be Free

The pricing structure for Doki Doki Literature Club is a little unique for a game of its caliber in that there is none, and there's a very good reason for that.
February 13, 2018

Dark Anime Ichiban: Matt’s Least Favourite Instances Of CG Animation

CG has always been the awkward step-child of the anime world, but sometimes that step-child goes beyond awkward and into downright dysfunctional. Let's take a look at some examples in this installment of Dark Anime Ichiban.
February 6, 2018
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‘Monster Hunter World’ Defines the Thrill of the Hunt

Monster Hunter World is a hallmark entry into the storied franchise and is a title that will light a fire in the belly of any triumphant Hunter.
January 20, 2018
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The Obstacles ‘Nintendo Labo’ Faces in Capturing the Parent-Child Audience

Nintendo Labo is arguably one of the most unique products to come out of the company in a long time, but it faces some stiff challenges to overcome in order to truly become successful.
January 15, 2018
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Looking Back On a Cult Classic 10 Years Later: ‘The World Ends With You’

With The World Ends With You: Final Remix announced for the Switch, there's never been a better chance to take a look at why and how the original DS title wormed its way into the heart of so many avid fans.
January 11, 2018

‘A Sister’s All You Need’, And All You Need To Do Is Watch It

A Sister's All You Need takes the award for Most Misleading Title of the Fall 2017 anime season. Too bad that award will most likely cause many anime fans to pass on this wonderfully delightful series.